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Turnover growth sector hotels and restaurants slows down in Q4
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that turnover generated by hotels, restaurants, snack bars and pubs rose by 0.6 percent in Q4 2015 relative to Q3. Turnover has risen for nearly three years in a...
Dutch drink one unit of alcohol a day on average
Dutch people aged 12 years or older – including those who never drink - drink 1 unit of alcohol a day on average.
Dutch imports of German wine grow by 13 percent
The Netherlands imported more than 71 million litres of German wine last year, an increase by 13 percent relative to 2007. Since the turn of the century, German wine imports have tripled.
Number of road deaths stable in 2014
Last year, 570 people were killed in traffic accidents in the Netherlands. After a substantial decline by 12 percent in 2013, the number of traffic deaths remained stable in 2014.
Number of adult smokers down in 2020
In 2020, 20 percent of the Dutch adult population indicated they smoked occasionally.
Food is relatively cheap in the Netherlands
Food is slightly cheaper in the Netherlands than the EU average. Cigarettes cost slightly more and alcohol slightly less than the EU average.
Around 400 thousand blood donors in the Netherlands
Some 400 thousand people in the Netherlands give blood. This 4 percent of 18-69 year-olds, the age group that is permitted to give blood.
Boys more susceptible to alcohol and drugs
Over two thirds of youths do not take enough exercise, smoke, drink excessively or consume cannabis.
Zero or minimal alcohol consumption by 41 percent of adults
The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends zero alcohol or only up to one drink per day. 41 percent of the adult population complied with this guideline last yeat: 30 percent of men against 53...
Healthier lifestyle beyond many people's reach
The Dutch have not been very successful in recent years in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
Obesity, smoking and drinking hardly down since 2018
In 2021, half of the adult population in the Netherlands were overweight. This is the same as in 2018 at the start of the National Prevention Agreement.
The Netherlands: an island of moderation within Europe
Although the Dutch have a reputation of being heavy drinkers, they are in fact not: nearly nowhere in Europe do people drink as little as in the Netherlands.
Dutch consumers prefer low-calorie drinks
The per capita consumption of light soft drinks in the Netherlands was 30 litres last year, approximately the same as in 2006.
Prices frequent purchases increase faster than prices less frequent purchases
Prices of products frequently bought by Dutch consumers have risen twice as fast over the past five years as less frequently bought products.
Improvement in healthy lifestyle stagnating
The lifestyle of the Dutch population hardly improved in terms of health last year. They did not make much progress with trying to smoke less, drink less, eat less and exercise more. The positive...
Slightly fewer adult smokers
In 2018, 22.4 percent of the Dutch adult population indicated they were occasional smokers. 8.2 percent were excessive drinkers based on their self-reported alcohol consumption and 50.2 percent were...
People in deprived neighbourhoods slightly healthier
The health and lifestyle of people who live in deprived urban neighbourhoods in the Netherlands are not as good as those of people living outside these neighbourhoods. However, the mental health and...
Dutch lead a slightly more healthy life
The percentage of overweight Dutch adults fell for the first time in years in 2005, among both men and women.
Dutch have not improved their lifestyle
Dutch people did not lead a more healthy lifestyle in 2006. The percentage of Dutch adults who were overweight continued to rise.